UTEP vs. Middle Tennessee Prediction: Picks & Betting Odds – Saturday, March 4, 2023
The UTEP Miners (13-17, 6-13 C-USA) host the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (18-12, 11-8 C-USA) at Don Haskins Center on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The sportsbooks see an even contest, listing the matchup as a pick ’em. The matchup has a point total of 134.
UTEP vs. Middle Tennessee Odds
- UTEP odds to win: -110
- Middle Tennessee odds to win: -110
- Spread: Pick ’em
- Total: 134
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Time: 2:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: El Paso, Texas
- Venue: Don Haskins Center
Who Will Win UTEP vs. Middle Tennessee?
UTEP and Middle Tennessee Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
These two teams average a combined 138.9 points per game, 4.9 more points than the total of 134 set for this game.
Opponents of the two teams average a combined 2.0 more points per game, 136, than this matchup’s over/under of 134 points.
UTEP’s average point total in outings this year is 136.7, 2.7 points higher than the total in this game.
The average over/under in Blue Raiders games this year is 4.1 more points than the point total of 134 in this outing.
The Miners have gone 15-13-0 ATS this season.
The Blue Raiders’ ATS record is 14-14-0 this year.
UTEP Stats & Insights
UTEP averages 68.3 points per game (269th in college basketball) while giving up 68.5 per outing (129th in college basketball). It has a -6 scoring differential overall.
The 31.5 rebounds per game UTEP averages rank 197th in the nation, and are 1.8 more than the 29.7 its opponents grab per outing.
The Miners make 4.8 three-pointers per game (356th in college basketball) while shooting 28.5% from deep (360th in college basketball). They are making 1.9 fewer threes per contest than their opponents, who drain 6.7 per game while shooting 33.2%.
UTEP ranks 324th in college basketball with 87.0 points scored per 100 possessions, and 71st in college basketball defensively with 87.2 points conceded per 100 possessions.
The Miners are averaging 69.5 points per game this season in home games, which is 2.9 more points than they’re averaging away from home (66.6).
Middle Tennessee Stats & Insights
Middle Tennessee outscores opponents by 3.1 points per game (posting 70.6 points per game, 204th in college basketball, and conceding 67.5 per contest, 102nd in college basketball) and has a +91 scoring differential.
The 30.8 rebounds per game Middle Tennessee accumulates rank 243rd in the nation, 2.6 more than the 28.2 its opponents pull down.
Middle Tennessee knocks down 7.0 three-pointers per game (222nd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 6.4. It shoots 34.0% from deep, and its opponents shoot 34.8%.
Middle Tennessee ranks 204th in college basketball with 92.9 points scored per 100 possessions, and 111th defensively with 88.9 points conceded per 100 possessions.
At home, the Blue Raiders score 72.2 points per game. Away, they score 68.8.
UTEP Key Players to Watch
Tae Hardy leads the Miners in scoring, tallying 12.9 points per game to go with 2.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists.
UTEP’s leading rebounder is Calvin Solomon averaging 6.0 boards per game and its best passer is Shamar Givance and his 4.2 assists per game.
The Miners get the most three-point shooting production out of Hardy, who makes 1.4 threes per game.
Givance and Jamari Sibley lead UTEP on the defensive end, with Givance leading the team in steals averaging 2.0 per game and Sibley in blocks averaging 0.6 per contest.
Middle Tennessee Key Players to Watch
Eli Lawrence racks up 12.5 points per game and is the top scorer for the Blue Raiders.
DeAndre Dishman has a stat line of 5.4 rebounds, 10.5 points and 2.1 assists per game for Middle Tennessee to take the top rebound spot on the team. Camryn Weston holds the top spot for assists with 2.7 per game, adding 10.4 points and 4.6 rebounds per outing.
Lawrence hits 1.7 three-pointers per game, the most on the Blue Raiders.
Middle Tennessee’s leader in steals and blocks is Teafale Lenard with 1.6 steals and 1.9 blocks per game.
UTEP vs. Middle Tennessee Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Middle Tennessee (+0)
- Pick OU:
Middle Tennessee 70, UTEP 68
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